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St. Vincent alum named to Trump's Council of Economic Advisers

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

A St. Vincent College alumnus has been named to President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers.

Richard V. Burkhauser, who graduated from St. Vincent with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1967, is the final member to be appointed to the body.

The widely published Burkhauser earned a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago.

He is professor emeritus at Cornell University's Department of Policy Analysis and Management and senior research fellow in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

“Mr. Burkhauser's professional career has focused on how public policies affect the economic behavior and well-being of vulnerable populations,” the White House announcement said.

Burkhauser's last book, co-written in 2011 with Mary C. Daly, was “The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change.”

Burkhauser was last at St. Vincent in 2007, when he debated economist Jared Bernstein on the topic “Is a Minimum Wage Increase Necessary?”

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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